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Monday Jul 28 | Billboard

2014 Newport Folk Festival: 10 Best Performances

Not even the threat of thunderstorms, torrential downpours, and Friday afternoon bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-95 could get in the way of Newport Folk Festival ringing in its 55th year -- or soul icon Mavis Staples her 75th.


Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Country, Weather, Blues, Pete Seeger, Folk, 9, John C. Reilly

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The News Tribune

Newport Folk Festival wraps up 55th anniversary

She's headlining Sunday at Fort Adams. Other top acts include Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes.


Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Country, Blues, Pop/Rock, Wilco

Thu Jul 24, 2014


Newport Folk Festival rewards festivarians faith

The legendary Newport Folk Festival , July 25-27, didn't offer a lineup when tickets went on sale earlier this year.


Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Country, Blues, Robert Hunter, Folk, Newport, RI

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Irma Thomas happy to give the people what they want

When her music career ebbed in the 1970s, Irma Thomas left her native New Orleans, moved to Oakland and took a day job at the Montgomery Ward department store in Richmond.


Related Topix: Blues, Irma Thomas, Oakland, CA, Richmond, CA, Music, Entertainment

Wed Jul 16, 2014


Abramorama Snags Soul Music Doc 'Take Me To The River'

Abramorama and Social Capital Films have jointly acquired U.S. theatrical rights to SXSW award-winning documentary Take Me To The River , tracking the influence of Memphis and Mississippi Delta blues on the American social and political landscape through the recording of a historic new album.


Related Topix: Blues, Charlie Musselwhite, North Mississippi Allstars

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Sunday Herald

Review: Music

She took us there. By the time Mavis Staples delivered her parting shot, her family's early 1970s hit I'll Take You There, she'd already delivered on that as well as on her promises of joy and good vibrations.


Related Topix: Blues, The Staple Singers, Gospel

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WWWV-FM Charlottesville


THIS DAY IN 1968: Guitarist Eric Clapton announced the breakup of Cream. The band played a farewell concert later in the year.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Cream, Kenny Rogers, Country, Jerry Garcia, Blues, BJ and the Bear, Comedy Movies, Adventure

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Star Tribune

Pick Six: Kaiser Chiefs, moe., Lauryn Hill, Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal, more

Singer Lauryn Hill performs at Amnesty International's "Bringing Human Rights Home" Concert at the Barclays Center on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 in New York.


Related Topix: R-N-B, Lauryn Hill, Black Entertainment, Taj Mahal, Blues, Theater, Arts, Music, Entertainment